More Reasons To Ride Four Seasons
Winter. Minnesota. Cycling. Quite a ménage à trois and in days gone by, these three were only partnered by the most committed bike commuters. But these days Minnesotans ride for fun year-round - including in the winter - on fat bikes. Fat bikes are designed to accommodate extra wide tires in order to more easily traverse snow and anything else you can image riding over or through. And while they were designed for the harshest of winters, many riders are enjoying them spring, summer & fall. Locally, the Twin Cities have a plethora of year-round maintained trails while extensive trail systems throughout the rest of the state, Wisconsin and Michigan make the Great Lakes a focal point for the best trail riding in the country. So get out and discover what all the fun is about.
The Double Dee 30 is all about taking the path less traveled - or no path at all. The Double Dee frames are made from double-butted 6061 hydroform aluminum and sports an integrated 6061 aluminum fork. A true fat bike with 80mm drilled out rims and 26 x 4” tires, the DD 30 can roll over anything no matter what the terrain or conditions. While the super-fat tires plow through sand and snow, Shimano’s 20-speed XT drive train flatten the inclines and Deore hydraulic disc brakes level the descents. Carbon bars and seat post round out this well equipped ride.
Fat bikes might be relatively new to the market, but they’re already evolving. It’s no longer enough to be fat – the market leaders now need to be quick, fatter and versatile. With the ability to accommodate 4” or 5” tires, a variety of wheel sizes and the option of a regular drivetrain or single-speed, the Farley 7 is one of the quickest, fattest and most versatile fat bikes out there. A SRAM 1 x 10 drivetrain and carbon fork make the Farley 7 a 'no excuses' ride.
With the DD 70, all riders can experience the stable ride quality, incredible traction and maximum utility found throughout Felt’s unique line of fat bikes. Designed for conquering any obstacle the trail may present, including snow, sand, rocks and mud, the DD 70 is the ideal choice for exploring new terrain, heading outinto the backcountry or shredding your favorite local trail in a new and exciting way. The DD 70 is unlike you’ve ridden before.
Crafted from double-butted, Hyfroform 6061 aluminum, the DD 30’s rugged frame is built for durability and performance. Built up with a Shimano Deore drivetrain for efficient shifting and a wide range of gears for tackling any terrain, the DD 30 is ready for anything the trail throws its way, be it snow, sand, mud, rocks or loamy terrain.
Fat bikes are designed for the trail less traveled, and the DD 10 is the ultimate companion for adventure. With its Schwalbe 4-inch tires and Rock Shox BLUTO AL A2 fork with 100mm of suspension travel, the DD 10 thrives where other mountain bikes falter, including sand, snow and mud. Its rugged Hydroform aluminum frame and Shimano XT drivetrain make add durability and performance to the flagship fat bike in Felt’s range.
The LEBOWSKe fat e-bike provides pure fun for rolling through the sand, plowing through the snow or conquering the trail summit. The seamless and smooth Bosch eDrive motor, combined with super-wide 4” tires, provides remarkable traction and control. No matter what time of year, what type of terrain, or where your adventure takes you, the LEBOWSKe is the ultimate bike for any condition.
Trek's new Stache platform defies categorizing... we're gonna talk about it here amongst the fat bikes. Trek says it's an all-new species of mountain bike. What you need to know is that the 3" wide tires grip relentlessly, the 45mm rims amplify all the benefits of a 29er and remarkably short chainstays deliver a fun, lively ride. Want the capability of a full suspension trail bike in a simple hardtail package and the sure footedness of big tires? Then the Stache is worth your consideration.
Don’t let the fat tires fool you, The Trek Farley 5 is a pure performance bike that’s agile and handles like a great mountain bike should. Trek’s Alpha Platinum Aluminum and sophisticated tube shaping delivers a ride that fears no terrain. Now even fatter - the entire Farley line is compatible with tires up to 5”. Ride it, race it, love it!
From sand dunes to snow drifts, recreational to race, the Farley 7 lets you tackle anything, anytime, anywhere for any reason. The Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame gets down and dirty with a Race Face Aeffect 28T 1x crank, SRAM GX 1x11 drivetrain and a Bontrager carbon fork. So put on your game face - the Farley 7 is ready to rumble.
Just because Farley has fattened up, doesn’t mean it can’t lighten up... Meet the Farley 9.6, an OCLV Mountain Carbon framed Farley that changes the game of fat biking - the Farley 9.6 is the quickest and most versatile fat bike ever. Shed even more weight while taking advantage of the Bontrager 27.5" x 3.8" Jackalope tubeless ready rims and Hodag tubeless ready tires. Ready, set, GO!
An early start to bike riding puts kids on the trail to better, healthier habits later in life. The Farley 24 has all the performance and handling benefits of the full-grown Farley, letting kids roam free year-round through snow, sand and whatever else may obstruct the path to an inspired, exciting ride. After all, why should Mom & Dad have all the fun?